5 - 7 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A matchlock pistol
Edo Period (18th - 19th century)
The finely detailed octagonal barrel inlaid in gilt and silver nunume-zogan with a dragon panelled by geometric design and Tokugawa mon surrounded by the inscription Tensho gannen, (1573) gogatsu [the fifth month] Matsudaira Awa nokami kore (wo) kazaru (the name of the metal inlayer) the stock with further Tokugawa mon in gold hiramaki-e, wood ramrod and silver inlaid stockplate
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